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Larteguy, Jean. -- Fielding, Xan (translator)

the LOST COMMAND

      New York, NY, USA.: Avon Books., 1966. 448 pages. First NEW REVISED Edition THUS with New Cover & Title from the FILM. (3rd AVON edition overall) ** Original USA Title was The Centurions; This is the VERY RARE MOVIE Edition of Mark Robson's"The Lost Command" with PHOTO Cover of Anthony Quinn, George Segal, Michele Morgan, Maurice Ronet and Claudia Cardinale. Best Seller in France and winner of the Prix Eve Delacroix Award for 1960; French paratroop officers captured after the fall of Dien-Bien-Phu in Indo-China and treated to the blandishments of Communist re-education in the notorious Camp One. "Col. Raspeguy, Commanding Officer - a Basque shepherd whose Courage and Patriotism have brought him up from the ranks. Capt. de Glatigny, nobleman - ashamed of his dilet-tante background and the inertia of his class. Capt. Esclavier, left-wing intellectual - trying to atone for his country's spineless stand in 1940. Lieut. Mahmoudi, Algerian - torn between loyalty to his native land and the fellow officers he has lived and bled with. Who are the women who love these men? Souen-Cuan, gentle young Communist nurse, who becomes Esclavier's mistress, betrays a way of life and is himself betrayed by love. Aichia, fiery Algerian rebel, who falls in love with Glatigny, leads her people to destruction, but cannot destroy her conscience." RARE English Language edition; [Book Weight = 250 Grams];. First NEW REVISED Edition THUS.. Soft Cover. Very Good to Fine. Illus. by PHOTO Cover From Film/Movie.. 12mo - over 6!" - 7!" Tall.. Mass Market Paperback..

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